Triptychs of Strangers #25, The Graffitect - Berlin

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    Story about this shot
    This shot was taking in Berlin, district Prenzlauer Berg. The location name Mauer Park (Wall Park) is referring to its status as a former part of the Berlin Wall and its Death Strip. I saw him spraying a small section of the wall and I came up with this idea immediately.

    About this stranger
    Meet Georg, 30 years old and he is first real Berliner I met in this project.

    He is playing basketball in a club called Empor, very famous in Berlin btw.

    Hip-Hop is the music genre of his choice. The combo of the moment is Doppelgangaz … I looked them up and I think this song here is dope and had to be added to my own library immediately. Doppelgangaz - Lalala

    You might have noticed that he is a graffiti artist. Georg has been spraying for more than 15 years. I had to ask him whether he got busted in the past! Three times - first time at the age of sixteen. But luckily he could manage to get off the hook every time. Thanks to his supportive parents and outstanding negotiation skills of his lawyers.

    When things started to become more and more complicated he decided to find a way to pursue his hobby without adding too much thrill to his general stress level. Luckily he found a way to do his art and earn some money too as a semi-pro graffiti artist.

    Georg is a great example that graffiti artists actually love architecture. He likes the works of Ando or Zaha Hadid-Deren, Frank Gehry, Frank l. Wright or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

    It seems like he is going to be one of them - he is a student of architecture. Can't wait to see his works in a few years …

    Who else could he be than "The Graffitect"

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    1. thulschen 30 months ago | reply

      Grandios. Vor allem "Graffitect" passt defintiv zu ihm. Seht gut getroffen.

    2. i k o 30 months ago | reply

      nice and interesting as always, it deserves a fave!
      ciao :)

    3. Dead Betty 30 months ago | reply

      I knew you would.

    4. *ZooZoom 30 months ago | reply

      Wow! That's so great! :)

    5. NICK SAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY 30 months ago | reply

      yeah like this character

    6. KaisaQ 30 months ago | reply

      The idea is great! I also love the Mr. Know-it-all -look on his face. :)

    7. Xián 29 months ago | reply

      Very good shot!! You are a wonderful artist ^^

    8. Hugo Scialom 29 months ago | reply

      That's wonderful ! You should make a book !

    9. Hryck. 29 months ago | reply

      These just keep getting better and better. I love the way you describe everyone you meet!

    10. gustavosilent 29 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing, congratulations...

    11. sheepeck 27 months ago | reply

      Great colors

    12. Tudor A 10 months ago | reply

      Interesting idea.

    13. Fenris Oswin 7 months ago | reply

      I just saw these on petapixel.com - Brilliant idea and well actioned. :)

    14. Smith-Bob 6 months ago | reply

      Superb collage.

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